I ask you to view things from a larger picture, a wider perspective, as to what are your main fears, chief concerns, high hopes and aspirations, dreams, vision, concerning the present and especially the future of this country? What puzzles you about public policy, government, politics, etc.? I often communicate to listeners on talk shows on which I am a guest, the definition of illiteracy and its components. “Illiteracy is the inability to read, write, think, analyze and articulate thoughts and ideas." There are what I call the “Eight-Ball 8” dangerous illiteracies: Economic, Business, Financial, Political, Governmental, Constitutional, Moral and Citizenship, all of which I have addressed in my book, TOTAL Power of ONE in America.
One other thought that has resonated with my talk show audiences is a short by powerful sing-song declaration:
Taxation, Regulation and Litigation are the Strangulation of the Nation.
I end this beginning with a partial President George Washington quote from his first inaugural address:
"... for the preservation of the Sacred Fire of Liberty ..."
"The Sacred Fire of Liberty"--isn't that what we all want, aspire to, seek and desire? How to get personal freedom (with responsibility), political liberty and good government? You are now experiencing a new beginning. You will be part of a transformation of the American spirit back to what it was in its Founding.
Let your personal self-transcendence and national transfiguration begin.